PO Interview Questions — The Product Backlog and Refinement

TL; DR: Product Owner Interview Questions — The Product Backlog and Refinement. If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate.


The Coaching Conversation Canvas

One of the most often used skills and stances in the daily life of a Scrum Master probably is coaching. I'm talking coaching as in the definition of e.g. the Agile Coaching Institute .


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What is Organizational Agility, Really?

So what is organizational agility? Have you ever noticed people keep talking about things, but they've not aligned with what their words mean? I have seen agility measured as the number of "agile teams" and the "number of training attendees" more often than I like to admit. .

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YDS: How Does a Scrum Team Handle Scope Creep?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: How does a Scrum Team handle scope creep? Today's question asks how a Scrum Team can handle scope creep. Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley discuss push and pull systems and how Developers pull work into a Sprint.


Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

3 Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures in 5:31 Minutes

TL; DR: Three Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures. There are plenty of Scrum Masters failures. Given that Scrum is a framework with a precise and concise yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone.


YDS: What Does a Scrum Master Care About?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: What does a Scrum Master care about? Today's question asks what a Scrum Master truly cares about when working with a Scrum Team and the wider organization.


[VLOG] How To Improve Organisation Agility Using The Scrum Values

What is up awesome people? Many people asked me whether it is possible to do Scrum without having all of the Scrum elements in place and along that line they also asked me whether it is possible to be agile without using Scrum as a whole.


YDS: Which Marvel Superhero Would Be the Best Scrum Master?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Which Marvel superhero would be the best Scrum Master? Today's question is on the fun side of the spectrum. A view asked us to figure out which Marvel superhero would be the best Scrum Master.


Scrum Guide 101: Scrum in a Nutshell Requires a Scrum Master

In this episode of Scrum Guide 101 , let's take a look at " Scrum in a Nutshell " as described in Scrum Guide 2020.


Achieve Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength, but to the ability to change, adapt, and seize opportunities. Factories are increasingly being relied upon to handle more complex operations to serve a broader range of products. To perform this effectively, smart manufacturing is key.

Scrum Master Interview Questions (4): From Metrics to Kicking off Scrum to Scrum Anti-Patterns

Some time ago, someone on Reddit asked whether there would be any other profession that requires attending a 2-day training class and would then pay as well as a Scrum Master job.


Using Scrum for Improving Operations

I'm encountering more and more people that are trying to solve different kind of problems with Scrum: People designing Consumer Goods. Accounting professionals focused on Revenue Accounting. Marketers of many kinds. Healthcare professionals.


YDS: How Does a Scrum Team Handle Unexpected Work?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: How does a Scrum Team handle unexpected work? Today's question asks Todd and Ryan to weigh how a Scrum Team should handle unplanned/unexpected work during a Sprint. Todd cut straight to the point and wants teams to remove the need for work.


Product Backlog Defense – Common Patterns of Stakeholder Interference

Make no mistake: Your Product Backlog is the last line of defense preventing your Scrum Team from becoming a feature factory; hence Product Backlog defense is vital: Figure out a process that creates value for your customers.


Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

El cambio constante que supone Agile

Una de las bases clave para ayudar a que tu organización se vuelva ágil es el uso del empirismo. Agile es cambio constante y nos tenemos que adaptar. El empirismo es el enfoque científico basado en evidencia, donde cualquier idea debe ser probada contra observaciones, en lugar de intuición. .

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The Agile Manifesto Continues to Stand Up After 20 Years

As the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Agile Manifesto has arrived, it makes me look back at how the world has changed over the past 20 years and what it may look like over the next 20. . First and foremost, the use of Agile has grown well beyond software.

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YDS: Does a Scrum Team Need Specialists or Generalists?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Does a Scrum Team need specialists or generalists? Today's question asks if we need specialists or generalists on a Scrum Team.


"Ship It Fast": What It Means, Why It Matters, And How To Improve

One of the pillars of our book the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide , and the Scrum framework itself, is “Ship It Fast”. Shipping fast is important because it allows your team to learn what your stakeholders need and reduce the risks of creating the wrong things.


5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

YDS: Help! Our Product Backlog is Out of Control!!!

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Help! Our Product Backlog is Out of Control!?! Today's question is all about the product backlog. What do you do when the Product Backlog is out of control and no one can actually understand what you're trying to build anymore?


Es hora de repensar el "coaching" en agile coaching

En enero de 2020, tuve una entrevista telefónica para un proyecto de transformación ágil con un líder de una empresa con sede en Barcelona que estaba interesado en agile coaching. El entrevistador me preguntó si me gustaría lanzarme a una conversación de coaching y acepté.

The Simple Guide To Scrum - 1 Pager has created The Simple Guide To Scrum – 1 Pager. A condensed and visual representation of Scrum on 1 page. When I was learning Scrum I always wanted a Scrum 1 Pager or cheat sheet to help, but nothing I found was very useful.


[VLOG] 4 Reasons Agile Teams Should Reject Hypothesis Driven Delivery

When (Patricia Kong - Product Owner of Enterprise Solutions at taught me how to combine the chocolatey-goodness of Evidence Based Management with the hazelnutty-goodness of Hypothesis Driven Delivery, I was ecstatic! AHA!", I says to myself.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

YDS: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team? Today's question asks about who decides the sprint length for a Scrum Team.


The Hardening Sprint Fallacy — Making Your Scrum Work #2

TL; DR: The Hardening Sprint Fallacy. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. The hardening Sprint is one of those Scrum failures that are particularly challenging.


Facilitating Retrospective in the Prison

Remember the good old check-in activity for retrospectives called ESVP – Explorer, Shopper, Vacationer, Prisoner? I couldn’t imagine that “Prisoner” would become so literal for me - until I found myself in a real prison facilitating a Retrospective for a group of my cellmates, political prisoners.

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YDS: Where Does Quality Assurance (QA) Fit on a Scrum Team?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Where Does Quality Assurance (QA) Fit on a Scrum Team? We get this question pretty often, especially when speaking at conferences: "I'm a tester or quality assurance (QA) specialist at a company that just adopted Scrum. Am I now out of a job?"

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

5 Simple Steps to Decentralised Command and Decision-making

. In an earlier blog post on Servant Leadership, Commander’s Intent and Decentralised Command we discussed the ways in which decentralised command and decision-making has rapidly become a business essential for all. Yet many managers and leaders struggle with putting this into place.

What does it take to make an Agile transformation sustain?

image by Nithinan Tatah I work in “the transformation business”. The Agile transformation business to be more precise. The value I aim to deliver is: Improve the internal organisation of companies so that they get better at making their dreams come true.

Product Goal & Sprint Goals – A Simple Example

Here are some simple examples of Product Goals, Sprint Goals and the relationship between them. We will stick with our Bakery example (as used previously in our simple example of a Definition of Done ). Some things to note: Our Bakery produces baked goods sold in our shop to passing customers.

What Does It Mean for The Scrum Master to Be a True Leader as Written on Scrum Guide?

So what’s good this week awesome people? On this opportunity I am writing a blog rather than making a video on youtube since my family just moved to Brisbane and I am still waiting for all my gears to be sent across the continent.


Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

The Agile Culture gap

Many organizations nowadays have an urgency to adopt Agility. Fast changing markets increase the risk to miss opportunities, which uncovers that organizations are often too slow.

YDS: Who Creates the Sprint Goal on a Scrum Team?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team? Today's question asks about who decides the sprint length for a Scrum Team.


22 Scrum Master Anti-Patterns from Job Ads: From Funny to What the Heck?

TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns from Job Ads. Job ads for Scrum Master positions reveal great insight into an organization’s progress on becoming agile. I analyzed more than 50 job ads for Scrum Master positions to gain these.


Scrum I Got

. . Scrum I Got (parody of What I Got by Sublime). Chad teaches many courses - whether you are new to Scrum or ready to take Scrum to the next level. He may even play a song or two at the end of your course!


Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.